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Trump Says Ahead of Kim Summit He Doesn't Plan to Lift Sanctions

“I’m not pushing for speed, but we’re not removing the sanctions,” Trump told U.S. governors gathered at the White House on Sunday evening. Kim has made little secret that his key goal for the Feb. 27-28 meeting in Hanoi is to ease sanctions that a choking North Korea’s faltering economy. North Korea faces a complex web of penalties piled on by the United Nations, U.S. and American allies such as Japan, South Korea and the European Union, which now give Trump a sliding scale of possibilities f...
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Fake FCC Comments, Shark DNA, and the Edge of Everything: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Hopefully your week has been better than leading New York politicians, like NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew “Amazon” Cuomo—both of whom are still dealing with the disastrous fallout from the failed deal to subsidize a new Amazon facility in Queens’s Long Island City neighborhood. (Adding insult to injury:…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Gaming, Science Fiction, Politics, New York, Science, Technology, Fcc, Microsoft, Climate Change, Dna, Samsung, Genetics, Physics


White House to pick scientists to reassess U.S. climate findings

White House panel to include those who question humans' role.
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Surefire Donations To Democratic Politicians

So apparently the intel is that Surefire is also a donator to anti-gun politicians. Hey, I like Streamlight.  I find Surefire way too expensive for what you get. The comments seem to point to willingness to forgive, given that they have to get FedGov contracts.  Pay-to-play, and all that.  It can no longer just be about making a good product at a competitive price.  It’s got to be about who you pay off. Very well, maybe they are well off enough to do without a few of those civilian sales.
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Theresa May pledges £200m to help victims of Yemen's civil war

Prime minister announced aid package at EU-Arab League talks in Sharm el-Sheikh, EgyptTheresa May has pledged £200m to help victims of the war in Yemen as she called for an end to the “crisis and suffering” caused by civil war.The prime minister announced the aid package as she arrived for EU talks in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. “We are playing our part and will continue to do so but there is still more that we as an international community can do,” she said. “At the summit in Egypt, I will call on ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Theresa May, Yemen, Sharm, Sharm El Sheikh Egypt, EU Arab League


Cue jumper: May takes on Italian PM in impromptu pool game

PM confessed she would be ‘hopeless’ in encounter with Giuseppe ConteTheresa May was challenged to a game of pool by the Italian prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, during the EU-Arab League summit on Sunday in a moment that may have been a distraction, albeit a not especially welcome one, from Brexit.Conte posted a video on his Facebook page of the prime minister being offered a cue and joking that she would be “hopeless”. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK News, World news, Theresa May, EU Arab League, Giuseppe Conte, Giuseppe ConteTheresa May, Brexit Conte


Right-wingers find more meaning in life, say researchers

A team of psychologists looked at the link between right-wing attitudes and having meaning in life.They found that supporters of authoritarian ideologies felt their lives had more significance.Future studies are necessary to see if this holds true outside of the U.S. None Do right-wingers feel more significance in life? Such is the implication of a new study that found an existential connection in right-wing authoritarian attitudes.The spread of right-wing ideologies around the Western hemispher...
Tags: Psychology, Politics, Democracy, Government, Nazis, Immigration, History, United States, Innovation, Justice System, University of Missouri, Rutgers University, Womick, Jake Womick, Psypost Womick, Laura A King


WSJ: Kushner Cos. Pays $1.1B For 6,000 Apartments, Firm’s Biggest Deal In Decade

NEW YORK (AP) — The real estate firm run by White House adviser Jared Kushner’s family has pulled off its biggest deal in more than a decade. Kushner Cos. paid $1.1 billion for a portfolio of about 6,000 apartments in Maryland and Virginia that had been owned by Lone Star Funds, according to a story published Friday by The Wall Street Journal. It marks Kushner Cos.’ most expensive purchase since paying $1.8 billion for a Manhattan skyscraper in 2007. The debt taken on in that the 2007 deal str...
Tags: New York, News, Maryland, White House, Virginia, Ap, Manhattan, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Trump, Brookfield Asset Management, Jared Kushner, Matt Shuham, Oval Office With, Kushner Cos, Brookfield Kushner Cos


Theresa May dismisses pressure to step down as PM after Brexit

May insists she will stay on after delaying ‘meaningful vote’ on revised exit dealTheresa May has insisted that she will stay on in Downing Street beyond Brexit despite pressure from cabinet colleagues to step down, after she angered MPs by conceding that there would be no “meaningful vote” this week on a revised withdrawal deal.The prime minister sparked a fierce backlash on Sunday by admitting that the vote may now not be held before 12 March because her team are still negotiating with EU offi...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Downing Street, Article 50, Brexit


WaPo: White House to gather scientists to re-evaluate climate science conclusions

The White House is planning to assemble an "ad hoc group" of scientists to re-evaluate the federal government's current conclusions about climate science and the negative impact of fossil fuels, The Washington Post reported Sunday.
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Washington Post: White House plans to assemble group of scientists to re-evaluate climate science conclusions

The White House is planning to assemble an "ad hoc group" of scientists to re-evaluate the federal government's current conclusions about climate science and the negative impact of fossil fuels, The Washington Post reported Sunday.
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CNN’s Jake Tapper Pictures Oscars Red Carpet With Sean Spicer Reporting

The former White House press secretary could mix it up with politicians and Hollywood celebrities.
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Mayor de Blasio Returns to Iowa, Playing the Role of Coy Presidential Aspirant

Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke of how Democrats should take back the White House in 2020, even as he was unsure if that strategy included his candidacy.
Tags: News, White House, New York City, Iowa, Bill De Blasio, Bill, Mayors, De Blasio, Democratic Party, Politics And Government, Presidential Election of 2020, Des Moines (Iowa, Sioux City (Iowa, Coy Presidential Aspirant


The Guardian view on Egypt and Europe: embracing authoritarianism | Editorial

The summit of the EU and the Arab League in Sharm el-Sheikh highlights the ongoing and ill-advised support for President SisiDays after Egypt executed men who said they were tortured into confessions of killing the country’s former top prosecutor, Europe’s heads of state are enjoying the hospitality of its president. The resort of Sharm el-Sheikh is hosting the inaugural summit of the European Union and the Arab League. Donald Tusk, president of the European council, is co-chairing with Abdel Fa...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Africa, Eu, European Union, Britain, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Theresa May, Weapons technology, Abdel Fatah al Sisi, Sisi, Sharm, Sharm El Sheikh, Emmanuel Macron, Donald Tusk


Message For Maduro? Rubio Tweets Image Of Bloody Gaddafi, Killed After U.S. Intervened

In what appeared to be a message to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), tweeted a picture of a bloody Muammar Gaddafi, the former Libyan leader who was brutally killed in the streets after the United States helped to overthrow him as part of a NATO-led intervention. pic.twitter.com/ZwxbWyV1HF — Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) February 24, 2019 Rubio is one of the loudest voices in the Senate backing the United States’ recognition of Venezuelan National Assembly Preside...
Tags: News, Obama, Senate, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, United States, Nato, Marco Rubio, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Venezuela, Gaddafi, Nicolás Maduro, Rubio, State, U S


Texas governor stockpiles cash but not for the usual reason

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As governor of Texas, Republican Greg Abbott doesn’t flash the White House ambitions of his predecessors or their big personalities. But in just five years he has quietly built his own distinction: Taking in more cash from donors than any governor in U.S. history. Few others even come close. Since first […]
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‘Denuclearization?’ White House Manages Expectations for Second North Korea Summit

Mike Pompeo said that he was hoping for a 'substantive step forward'
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‘Denuclearization?’ White House Manages Expectationsfor Second North Korea Summit

Mike Pompeo said that he was hoping for a 'substantive step forward'
Tags: News, North Korea, White House, Uncategorized, Mike Pompeo, Onetime


Brexit could be delayed until 2021, EU sources reveal

Donald Tusk is said to favour extending negotiating period if Commons continues to reject May’s dealBrexit could be delayed until 2021 under plans being explored by the EU’s most senior officials, at a time of growing exasperation over Theresa May’s handling of the talks, the Guardian can reveal.A lengthy extension of the negotiating period is said by EU sources to be favoured by Donald Tusk, the European council president, should the Commons continue to reject May’s deal. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Commons, Article 50, Brexit, Donald Tusk


We’ll Always Remember Lady Gaga’s 2019 Awards Season Looks

We know that clothing is never just clothing for Lady Gaga. The iconic and iconoclastic pop superstar underwent a glamorous Hollywood makeover last fall, wearing one jaw-dropping designer gown after the next, to promote her wildly acclaimed feature film acting debut in A Star Is Born across the world. So we knew were were in for a treat when award season officially started in January.To put it mildly, Gaga's style has really toned down since the over-the-top, avant garde looks she sported when...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Barack Obama, Calvin Klein, Lady Gaga, Marc Jacobs, Elle, Gaga, Valentino, MEGHAN MARKLE, Peter Pilotto, Axelle Bauer Griffin, Dan MacMedan Getty Images Celine, Dan MacMedan Getty


Potential Nightmare Scenarios At Hanoi Summit: Bad Deals And Little Change

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The nightmare scenario heading into the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un isn’t so much “fire and fury” and millions dead. Rather, some experts fear the meeting could result in an ill-considered deal that allows North Korea to get everything it wants while giving up very little, even as the mercurial leaders trumpet a blockbuster nuclear success. There’s little argument that just sitting down together again in the same room ...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, News, Washington, North Korea, White House, Singapore, America, Ap, Mit, United States, Kim Jong Un, North, Kim, Donald Trump, Seoul


Theresa May delays meaningful vote on final Brexit deal

Prime minister promises to hold vote by 12 March in move that will deepen cabinet splitsMPs may have to wait until 12 March for a meaningful vote on the government’s final Brexit deal, Theresa May has said in an intervention that will deepen splits in her cabinet.The prime minister confirmed on Sunday that she would not hold the vote this week as she flew to Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt, where she is due to discuss Brexit on the margins of an EU summit with Arab leaders. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, Egypt, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Article 50, Arab, Brexit, Sharm El Sheikh


Tom Watson urges Corbyn to get a grip on Labour 'crisis'

Deputy calls for leader to personally review dossier of 50 antisemitism complaintsLabour’s deputy leader, Tom Watson, has directly challenged Jeremy Corbyn to address what he called “a crisis for the soul of the Labour party”, or risk many more defections to the Independent Group in the days ahead.In a forthright interview on the BBC’s The Andrew Marr Show, Watson urged Corbyn to take personal leadership of efforts to tackle antisemitism in his party and to reach out to MPs from the social democ...
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Tom Watson urges Corbyn to get a grip of Labour 'crisis'

Deputy calls for leader to personally review dossier of 50 antisemitism complaintsLabour’s deputy leader, Tom Watson, has directly challenged Jeremy Corbyn to address what he called “a crisis for the soul of the Labour party”, or risk many more defections to the Independent Group in the days ahead.In a forthright interview on the BBC’s The Andrew Marr Show, Watson urged Corbyn to take personal leadership of efforts to tackle antisemitism in his party and to reach out to MPs from the social democ...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Bbc, Labour, Tom Watson, Watson, Jeremy Corbyn, Corbyn, Antisemitism, Independent Group


Ban Ki-moon tells Britain: stop investing in fossil fuels overseas

Former UN secretary-general says country must live up to Theresa May’s commitmentStop funding climate change, says Ban Ki-moonBan Ki-moon has urged Britain to stop funding fossil fuel projects overseas, in what he said would mark a test of Theresa May’s commitment to act on climate change.The former UN secretary general said he was deeply concerned that the UK’s export credit agency had provided billions of pounds in recent years to support businesses involved in oil and gas schemes around the w...
Tags: Energy, Politics, UK, Climate Change, Environment, Oil, UK News, World news, Britain, Theresa May, Fossil Fuels, Un, Ban Ki-moon, Ban Ki, Ban Ki moonBan Ki


Howard Schultz is against a lot of things. Here’s a look at what he’s for.

One month after Schultz announced he was exploring an independent run for president, he's been eager to point out policy proposals he disagrees with. He's been less clear about what he would do as president.
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White House manages expectations for second Kim summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is trying to manage expectations for his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, predicting a “continuation of the progress” made last time. Trump tweeted Sunday that he was leaving early the next day for the meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam, adding a tantalizing nod to “Denuclearization?” He […]
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Republicans Have Smeared Democrats As Socialists Since Way Before You Were Born

From FDR to Barack Obama to Bernie Sanders, conservatives are reading from the same playbook.
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Immigration check outcry sees officers removed by councils

Local authorities scrapping embedded Home Office staff amid fears vulnerable people are put off seeking helpLabour councils are removing Home Office immigration officers embedded within local authorities after calls from party members and councillors to stop enabling policies that lead to a “hostile environment” for migrants.Embedded officials sit in on meetings between councils and vulnerable migrant families and ensure the Home Office is made aware of each person that registers for emergency f...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, Society, UK News, Civil Service, Immigration and asylum, Home Office, Local Government



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